07 December 2015

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Courtney White, a senior programming executive for HGTV, DIY Network and Great American Country, has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Programming for Travel Channel.

In her new role, White will oversee all series development and production for the network, and will lead the Travel Channel programming team based in Knoxville. Scripps Networks Interactive last month announced that the network’s headquarters would be relocated from Chevy Chase, Maryland to Tennessee during 2016.

“Courtney has been a driving force in the success of our home networks for many years,” said Kathleen Finch, Scripps Networks Interactive’s Chief Programming, Content and Brand Officer. “She has an intuitive understanding of what it takes to make hit shows on a consistent basis, through great ideas and execution. Courtney is a hands-on executive with a proven track record of driving ratings across genres, and her leadership of programming at Travel Channel will be key to our work to grow that network for the long term.”

Courtney White joined Scripps Networks Interactive in 2005 as a program development executive for HGTV and has created numerous hit series over the last ten years, helping to drive record-breaking ratings success across the networks. Some of her long-running hit shows include the Beachfront Bargain Hunt and Hawaii Life franchises, as well as special events including Ellen’s Design Challenge and Selling Spelling Manor.

Prior to joining Scripps Networks Interactive, White spent more than a decade developing and producing Emmy Award-winning documentary television. Her credits include the acclaimed HBO documentaries Dealing Dogs, Through A Child’s Eyes: September 11, 2001 and ‘Twas the Night. She also produced several series for History, A&E, National Geographic Channel and PBS.

She holds a B.F.A. in film and television from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

About Scripps Networks Interactive
Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI) is one of the leading developers of engaging lifestyle content in the home, food and travel categories for television, the Internet and emerging platforms. The company's lifestyle media portfolio comprises popular television and Internet brands HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country, which collectively engage more than 190 million U.S. consumers each month. International operations include TVN, Poland’s premier multi-platform media company; UKTV, an independent commercial joint venture with BBC Worldwide; Asian Food Channel, the first pan-regional TV food network in Asia; and lifestyle channel Fine Living. The company’s global networks and websites reach millions of consumers across North and South America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Scripps Networks Interactive is headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn. For more information, please visit http://www.scrippsnetworksinteractive.com.

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